Direct Folders guarantees you quick and direct access to your favorite and recent folders. Now you can jump to any deeply nested folder in just a single mouse click! It also automatically resizes every standard file dialog, so you can see a larger number of files. You will be able to find what you are looking for with a lot less scrolling.
One of the many useful features of Direct Folders is its ability to automatically switch the folder view of open dialogs to thumbnails, list or details depending on the application you are working with. You can select your preference of file sort order to be the default as well.
How Direct Folders works
There are several ways to access Direct Folders. One of the easiest is to simply double click in an empty area of the desktop, Explorer or File Open/Save dialog box, which brings up a menu. Total Commander and DirectoryOpus are also supported.
Select a favorite or recent folder from this menu and the file dialog immediately jumps to that folder. If you activate this menu from the desktop or tray icon, this folder will be opened in the Windows Explorer (or another file manager of your preference).
Direct Folders actions when the file dialog opens:
- Resizes the file dialog box.
- Sets the custom files view mode and sort order.
- Pro: Jumps to the last used folder or any folder you specified.
- Pro: Scrolls to the last used file in that folder.
The ClickSwitch feature will make a file dialog instantly jump to the folder already opened in Explorer, Total Commander or Directory Opus. Just switch to the window you need.
Direct Folders Pro
The paid version of the program includes the following features:
- Create subfolders in the Direct Folders menu.
- Info Panel displays full path, as well as date and size of the selected file.
- Check free space on each of your drives right from the File Save dialog box.
- Set the default folder for any application.
- Rebound to the last used file in that folder.
What's New in this Release: Added: Ability to switch file dialogs to Large and Extra Large Icons modes.
Added: Changing 'Load at Windows startup' option without admin rights.
Fixed: Auto set view and sort modes under Windows Vista/7.
Fixed: Detecting currently open Explorer windows.
Link to Direct Folders sample code
Platform: WinXP,WinVista,WinVista x64,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows2000,Windows2003,Windows Vi
License: Free To Try
System Utilities::File & Disk Management
Date Added: Oct 29, 2006
Last check for an update: May 23, 2017
Last version date: Jul 27, 2012
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